Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession.
Fort HealthCare’s team of Athletic Trainers encourages you to celebrate National Athletic Training Month by attending a FREE Softball and Baseball throwing and pitching mechanics clinic on Monday, March 21st. With almost 6 million high school children participating in team sports, we want to offer the best athletic services both on and off the field. Presenters at the free clinic include:
Paul W. Schuppner, DO- a physician of orthopedic surgery dedicated to excellence in patient care. He completed subspecialty fellowship training in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. He has an interest in the non-operative and operative treatment of upper extremity shoulder problems.
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Brian Meitner, MA, LAT- is an avid baseball enthusiast. “I have been interested and involved in biomechanical video analysis of throwing for more than 20 years. In that time, I‘ve filmed and worked with numerous baseball and softball players at all ages and skill levels. My goal is to teach correct mechanics to avoid injury and achieve the greatest success on the ball diamond.”
Stephanie Hayes, LAT- a softball fanatic. “I played softball for 9 years at the high school, collegiate, and travel team level. I have helped coach as well. I have been a part of the analysis of throwing and pitching both as a player and a coach. My goal is to help prevent injury due to incorrect mechanics to help them be the best they can be.”
As both an avid baseball enthusiast and Licensed Fort HealthCare Athletic Trainer, I know how hard it is to get back into the game after an injury. The injury at hand can not only be painful, but extremely frustrating for those trying to get back to their sport at peak performance. Our Athletic Training staff offers a wide variety of safety and performance enhancement programs that allow athletes a safer approach to work, life and sport. For those looking to enhance their mechanics and improve their sport performance, Fort HealthCare offers an EDGE program. Additionally, the Get N Fit program offers education in both weight loss & exercise. Fort HealthCare also recognizes the importance of concussion management. With that, we have adopted the ImPACT program which provides baseline concussion screenings to athletes who participate in contact sports such as football or soccer.
For more information and to be able to speak to a licensed athletic trainer for questions about injuries such as when to see a doctor, answers on specific exercises and how to treat an injury to name a few. Please call our Sport Medicine Information Line at 920 568-6560.